Bugatti holds production of Galibier because it’s still not a "conversation stopper"

2010 Bugatti 16 C Galibier
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Trouble might be brewing within Bugatti with reports stating that the company might hold off on the production of the Galibier. Apparently, the brand’s head honchos are experiencing some trepidation over the vehicle not being powerful enough.

Clearly, 800 horsepower for a luxury sedan is a staggering output, but for the standards of Bugatti, it is, in the words of company CEO, Wolfgang Durheimer, "not outrageous enough."

The word comes from a source who talked to Inside Line, claiming that despite being the "most exclusive, elegant, and powerful four door automobile in the world," the Galibier is still falling short of the lofty expectations Bugatti has set for itself. The fear, at least according to the source, appears to be that the Galibier is still not the "conversation stopper" the Veyron was when it first came out.

According to the source, Bugatti wants to close the door on all of its competitors when their Galibier enters the market. "In his opinion, there should not even be a question about the best car in the world when you sit down to discuss it with your billionaire buddies," the source said.

"He doesn’t want to build it until it’s the car that finishes the argument, not the car that starts it."

For now, the plans are to hold off production of the Galibier for a later date, or at least until Bugatti figures out a way to improve on the luxury sedan’s performance capabilities. When that will be is still anyone’s guess. But at least Bugatti’s trying to nip the problem in the bud before the Galibier gets exposed.


Source: Inside Line

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  (559) posted on 09.19.2011

The combination of stainless and black body is good. The oval front bumperis great and it’s unique in the world of vehicle.

  (429) posted on 09.16.2011

Great style and design for this car. Silver and black is good combination color for the car. The question is the performance of this is good?

  (448) posted on 09.8.2011

The figure performance of the car is quite awesome. However, I really don’t think that its the most powerful. They really need a boost on its deliver power output.

  (256) posted on 09.8.2011

I agree that the speed performance of the car is not that outrageous. And although the styling of the vehicle is quite awesome. I hope to see them redo and upgrade its performance to be as great as the Veyron. 

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